Deputy Sheriff Josh Mitchell Reagan County Sheriff’s Office, Texas End of Watch: Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Josh Mitchell | Reagan County Sheriff's Office, Texas 1_n

Deputy Sheriff Josh Mitchell

Reagan County Sheriff’s Office, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Biographical Info

Age:
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: 808

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: August 1, 2012
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Reagan County Sheriff’s Office
320 North Plaza Avenue
Big Lake, TX 76932
Phone: (325) 884-2424

Deputy Sheriff Josh Mitchell was shot and killed as he and other officers searched for a suspect in Big Lake, Texas, shortly after 6:00 pm.
The suspect was encountered in the 1100 block of Main Street and he opened fire on Deputy Mitchell, fatally wounding him. Deputy Mitchell succumbed to his wounds while being transported to a hospital in San Angelo.
The suspect barricaded himself in a nearby home and remains at large.
Deputy Mitchell is survived by his wife.

BIG LAKE – A Reagan County Sheriff’s Deputy has died after a shooting in Big Lake.

Texas DPS PIO Sparky Dean tells NewsWest 9, just after 6 p.m. law enforcement officers were searching for a suspect in Big Lake.

The suspect was located near the 1100 block of Main Street where a law enforcement officer was shot.

NewsWest 9 has confirmed that Reagan County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Mitchell was shot and later died while being transported to a San Angelo Hospital.

The suspect, who shot Mitchell, has barricaded himself inside a home near 12th and Main.

Law enforcement officers have surrounded the home and are currently negotiating with the suspect.

NewsWest 9 has a crew on the scene and we will keep you up to date as more information becomes available.

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1 Response to “Deputy Sheriff Josh Mitchell Reagan County Sheriff’s Office, Texas End of Watch: Wednesday, August 1, 2012”


  1. 1 Sandra Adams & Stanley Adams August 4, 2012 at 21:35

    Our hearts go out to the family at this very difficult time. This is so unfair. You MUST trust in God. Only he can comfort you know. We are retired law enforcement. Please know we are praying for his wife Jill and his parents. We are so sorry. Stanley & Sandra Adams of Big Spring, Tx.


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